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GippsTAFE Graduation

200 people celebrate a personal achievement on graduation night

By Eimear McNelis - 18th May 2002 - Back to News

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The 2001 Graduation Ceremony was held at the West Gippsland Arts Centre, with the theme of "Celebrating Success".

The ceremony was held for students who have completed Certificate II Hospitality, Certificate III Automotive, Certificate II Information Technology, Certificate III Small Business Management, Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training, Certificate II Business (Office Administration), Diploma of Business (Accounting), Certificate I Work Education, Certificate I Retail Operations, Certificate II Sport and Recreation, Certificate I and III Engineering, Certificate III and IV in Community Services and Certificate IV Health in 2001.

The 2001 Outstanding Graduate in Business Studies, sponsored by the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was Trudie Timothy. Ms Timothy wanted a change of career from nursing to accounting, and received very high marks despite working part time and looking after her children. Ms Timothy travelled from Pakenham each day and now has been accepted at Monash University in Berwick.

Christine Allan was presented with the 2001 Outstanding Graduate in the Community Access Department. Ms Allan undertook Certificate I in Work Education in 2001 and was described as an enthusiastic student who was always on time and willing to do extra work.

The 2001 Outstanding Graduate in Health and Community Studies was presented to Heather Davidson who was also presented with the 2001 Outstanding Graduate at the Warragul Campus. Ms Davidson received outstanding academic results, having excellent communication and clinical skills. Ms Davidson was supportive of other students, always made excellent use of the campusí resources such as the library and Internet, and has been accepted into Nursing at Monash University.

GippsTAFE student Jo Cornell was also presented with an Australian Nursing Federation Award for demonstrating academic excellence. Previously a Primary School Teacher, Ms Cornell took a very positive approach to her study, having excellent communication and clinical skills.

Ms Cornellís public speaking skills helped her in studying and she was supportive of other students, often organising study groups. Ms Cornell is now pleased to be working at the Royal Childrenís Hospital in the Out-Patient Clinic.

The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce Awards was presented to Matthew Tyler for Level 1, Nathan Rieschieck for Level 2 and Daniel Mooney and Peter Klep for Level 3.


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